If it was a blown fuse or a tripped breaker that prompted you to start this investigation or project, then the overload may have aggravated a loose connection in the receptacle in question or at the previous receptacle or outlet box on the daisy chain back to the panel.
Thank you AllanJ
There was no tripped breaker, I was trying to find the breaker that belonged to the circuit that I want to add a light to. But, I suppose the fact that I switched off the breaker myself might have caused the 'loose connection' to detach itself.
So, my next question would be, how can you track back from that receptacle and find the line of items on that circuit, through the walls?
I wanted to remove this post, because I did the 'quote' thing wrong but I can't find where the remove button is.
newbie's what can you do with them?